Obituary: Alvin Loyd Thomas

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BOSSIER CITY – Alvin Loyd Thomas was born on February 11, 1941 in Bivins, Texas. He passed away on October 1, 2014 in Bossier City, LA at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lorene Thomas, and sister, Joyce Lyle. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Bridges Thomas; his son David Thomas and wife Kim; daughter, Deborah Thomas Knight and husband Richard; daughter, Sharon Thomas Morrow and husband John Michael and granddaughters, Alayna Morrow, Ariel Morrow and Sylvie Knight. He is also survived by brother, Robert Thomas; sisters, Janice Manley and Laura Van Dyke and a brother-in-law, Charles Bridges.

Al served in the United States Army with a short tour in Vietnam in the 1960’s. He worked for Shell Oil Company, Texas Electric Service Co., Nicholson’s Electronics, Shreveport Refrigeration, his own business Al’s TV Repair, and retired from the Overton Brooks VA Hospital in November 2000. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing board and card games with family and friends. Alvin had many unique sayings and phrases that his family will always remember and cherish and use in their daily conversations. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Fleniken and the staff at the NW LA War Veteran’s Home for their care of Al for the past 3 years.

The family will be receiving visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Funeral Home, on Sunday, October 5, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Dr. Randy Harper officiating.